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crankygeeks 203 episode

by pcmag

Published January 27, 2010


This is episode 203 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:

Episode 203:
Apple Unveils the iPad, Is the Kindle's Dev Program Flawed?, U.S. Challenges China Over Google, and more...

What's new in Episode 203

Today's Guests:
Sebastian Rupley, Editor, GigaOM.com
Adam Curry, President, Mevio
Mike Wolf, Director, GigaOM Pro

The Topics:
Apple Unveils the iPad

Following years of rumors, Apple announced its new Tablet device this morning. Does it have a chance?

U.S. Challenges China Over Google Stance

In the wake of Google's announcement that it will stop censoring search results in China, Secretar of State Hillary Clinton has identified Internet freedom as a major policy principle for the United States, and called on U.S. companies to reject censorship. Will China Budge?

Oracle Will Finally Acquire Sun

After nearly a year of deliberation, the European Commission has given the nod to Oracle's proposed $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems. What did the wait cost Sun?

The Grim Future of Smartphone Apps

In a recent column, I made the point that there isn't that much room for true innovation in paid smartphone apps. mobile apps aren't anything like their desktop counterparts. In the first two years of the smartphone explosion, all of the apps you'll ever possibly need are already available

RockYou Hack Reveals the Worst Passwords

In December, RockYou.com was hacked, and a list of usernames and passwords was exposed. Security firm Imperva went through them and identified the worst ones, including "123456," "12345," "password," "rockyou," and first names such as "Ashley" and "Daniel".

Topic links:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-31021_3-10437623-260.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358274,00.asp
http://gigaom.com/2010/01/21/europe-approves-the-oraclesun-deal-but-was-the-time-in-limbo-too-long/
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358285,00.asp
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358273,00.asp


Run time 33:11
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English


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